The BVLGARI x Mary Katrantzou Collection Reimagines the Iconic Serpenti Forever.
Renowned jeweller Bvlgari collaborates with London-based Greek designer Mary Katrantzou for its latest instalment of “Serpenti Through the Eyes of” saga. Recognised in the fashion industry as the “queen of prints”, Katrantzou reinterprets the iconic Serpenti Forever with her poetic style and exuberant designs.
The collection showcases Katrantzou’s distinctive eye for storytelling. Inspired by the snake’s transformative nature and the metamorphosis of butterflies, Katrantzou brings forth a message of optimism, rebirth, evolution and change, resulting in a whimsical capsule collection like no other.
Marrying Haute Couture craftsmanship with playful jewellery-inspired touches, the collection boasts three new styles: the Serpenti Metamorphosis bag, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag and the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière. The Serpenti Top Handle provides the blueprint for the Serpenti Metamorphosis bag that features a spectacular three-dimensional embroidery illustrating the dazzling “transformation of a coiled serpent into a riot of flying butterflies”. Fashioned in White Agate, Crystal Rose and Emerald Green and Black, each bag takes more than 40 hours to create and are available in limited quantities.
While the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag plays on a classic House design, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle draws on Bvlgari’s “audacious jewellery DNA”. Featuring a soft and smooth quilted Nappa body, the bag’s shape is enriched with a distinctive metal top handle—a bold reinterpretation of an iconic Serpenti heritage design. Taking it one step further, Katrantzou also reimagines the emblematic snakehead closure with pear-shaped crystal eyes. Available in four mesmerising hues (our personal favourite is Aegean Topaz), the bag comes with a gold chain strap that allows for versatile styling. To wear it as a crossbody, simply remove the top handle and attach the chain strap.
Finally, the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière celebrates the symbolic snake head. Inspired by the Bulgari Serpenti watch, the bold minaudière (available in small and medium) captures the beauty of the iconic snake head’s hexagonal scales and enthralling drop-shaped eyes.
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All images and video courtesy of BVLGARI.